Feb 20

Thursday, February 20, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gross Hall 330


David Salesin: Founder and Director, Adobe Creative Technologies

In this talk I will draw upon my own experiences as a computer graphics researcher and as a tango dancer to provide a very personal perspective on how research works, and on how to create sublime user experiences. Bio: I lead the Adobe Creative Technologies Lab, which I founded when I joined Adobe Systems in 2005. I am also an Affiliate Professor in the Dept of Comp Sci & Engineering, U-Washington, where I have been on the faculty since 1992.Sc.B. from Brown in 1983, Ph.D. from Stanford, 1991. 1983-87, I worked at Lucasfilm and Pixar, where I contributed computer animation for the Academy Award-winning short film, "Tin Toy," and the feature-length film, Young Sherlock Holmes. I spent the 1991-92 year as a Visiting Asst Prof in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell. 1996, I co-founded two companies, where I served as Chief Scientist: Inklination and Numinous Technologies. 11:30am lunch, 12noon talk


Peterson, Kathy